U Don’t Know (106.48) vs Pack Attack (100.36)
This was one of those “must win” type of games for U Don’t Know and even though it came down to the wire U Don’t Know was able to pull of the win and move to 5-3 on the year. With 6 games remaining discussing playoff positioning will become a weekly item and right now U Don’t Know would be in as a 5 seed. They get BIGBOY! next week before they start a tough 3 game stretch that may define their season.
Bossman (144.04) vs 16hrs Ahead of You!! (97.35)
Another week and another win for Bossman. This felt like one of those “workmanlike” games for Bossman as they didn’t want to give 16hrs (2-6) any hope that they could win this game. Murray (27.92), Hill (31.87) and T. Pollard (33.53) led the way this week and if T. Pollard could somehow keep that #1 role this team might just be the favorite to win it all… or at least make it back to the Super Bowl and well we all know what happens to this team when they get there! For now though, with the win they moved themselves into a 3 way tie for 1st place and based on points they would currently get that first round bye! For 16hrs they fall to 2-6 on the season and are going to need a miraculous turn of events if they want to get back into contention. After Week 5, 16hrs had just won their second straight game to move to 2-3 on the season and things were looking up but in these last three games they have failed to score 100 points and are 0-3. Things can change quickly so they will be hoping for an opposite and much more positive change in the next three weeks. Oh and they will also be hoping that two of their players don’t give them negative points next week.. that would be a start in the right direction!
Rapids Plungers (136.14) vs Big Papa (111.76)
Rapids Plungers (5-3) got the win last week in ugly fashion but this week they did the total opposite as they put up 136 points despite missing one of their top weapons in Kelce. I talked about it a bit in the preview but it looks like we are in for one of those years where there is a log jam for those final 1 or 2 playoff spots and this win moved Rapids Plungers into the 6 spot and moved Big Papa to 8. I expect that we see a lot of this type of movement over the next 3 or 4 weeks as bye weeks continue to play a factor and the fact that there is a 2 game difference between the #9 seed and #1 means this last 6 weeks are going to be fun. Big Papa falls to 4-4 on the season and we knew going in this was going to be a tough week as they were without P. Mahomes. I would say that still being able to score 111 points and put up a solid fight in this one was good and they now get Mahomes for the remainder of the year. Big Papa has a tough 3 game stretch where they play Bossman, 16hrs and DaUnderdog. If they can find a way to win 2 of those games they would be setting themselves up nicely for their final 3 games!
Starrfavrerodg (135.78) vs BIGBOY! (105.83)
Starrfavrerodg got some bad news to start this week as they learned they would be without their top weapon in J. Chase for what could be a few weeks. I am sure they had some internal discussions about bringing in another WR but in the end they decided to stick with their guys with the hope that they would rise to the challenge and they did just that. Tua had a big game with 31 points but it was DJ Moore’s 29 points that helped to bridge that gap and lessen the blow of Chase being out. Starrfavrerodg moved to 4-4 and .500 on the season for the first time all year. They also had their first 2 game winning streak. It seems to be a theme so far but for Starrfavrerodg these next three games are going to be huge as they go up against teamAlaska, DaUnderdog, and U Don’t Know. Those teams have a combined record of 17-7. It will be interesting to see where this team is sitting after those games. BIGBOY! loses their 3rd straight game and moves to 3-5 on the season. They did however have some good news as they finally scored over 100 points for the first time since week 4 but this is not a very good team right now and they are going to have to do something soon as they are starting to free fall in the standings.
DaUnderdog (139.38) vs teamAlaska (136.94)
WOW! What a game this turned out to be! This was the game of the week coming in and it definitely lived up to the hype. It felt like a heavyweight battle as both teams went blow to blow leaving us wondering which one will come out on top. DaUnderdog had A. Cooper and J. Mixon going last night while teamAlaska had Chubb, Hurst and C. York. Chubb (26.88) did everything in his power to lead teamAlaska to victory but in the end A. Cooper (20.55) and J. Mixon (10.40) did just enough for DaUnderdog to come away with the HUGE win! Both of these teams are now sitting tied with Bossman at 6-2 and this very much felt like a game that we could see again come playoff time. Which if this game was a bit of a preview of what’s to come sign me up!
HHH (111.60) vs Sportsfreak (111.26)
Wow! Another crazy close game that came down to the wire in the monday nighter. It looked like for a moment that Sportsfreak was going to pull off the bit of an upset but then Burrow connected with Higgins for a crazy TD which was ultimately the deciding factor in this one. This win moved HHH to 5-3 on the season and given they have scored the second most points in the league they hold the tie breaker over all of the rest of the 5-3 teams and sit at spot #4. Sportsfreak falls to 3-5 and missed a golden opportunity to get themselves back into the playoff race. They clearly still have a shot but this loss may come back to haunt them in the final weeks of the season.
pack slayer (180.76) vs PackerFANatic7 (119.83)
Where did that come from!? I am speaking to the 180 points scored by pack slayer. Coming into this week they had a solid record and because of that they were in the playoff mix but I had yet to see anything that would lead me to believe this team is a real threat. This week however they went out and dominated thanks to big games from Hopkins (36.55), Foreman (32.87), and AJ Brown (41.80). Anytime you get performances like this you are going to win most of your games. I realize this isn’t sustainable however the fact that they had a week where they put up 180 points has me wondering maybe this team is better then I think. PackerFANatic7 falls to 1-7 but just had their 2nd highest scoring week on the season and was able to score over 100 for the first time since week 2. Those are the positives and I think I will leave it at that as they are now relegated to the role of spoiler for the remainder of the year.
That’s it for this week everyone. Have a great week!